Florida Senate - 2016                              CS for SB 200
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senator Hukill
       591-02910-16                                           2016200c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to animals confined in unattended
    3         motor vehicles; providing a short title; creating s.
    4         828.075, F.S.; prohibiting a person from confining an
    5         animal in an unattended motor vehicle under certain
    6         circumstances; providing a criminal penalty; providing
    7         an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Protecting Animal
   12  Welfare and Safety Act” or “P.A.W.S. Act.
   13         Section 2. Section 828.075, Florida Statutes, is created to
   14  read:
   15         828.075 Animals in unattended motor vehicles.—A person who
   16  intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly confines an animal in an
   17  unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the
   18  health or well-being of the animal due to heat, cold, lack of
   19  adequate ventilation, lack of food or water, or other
   20  circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause
   21  suffering, disability, or death of the animal commits a
   22  misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
   23  775.082 or s. 775.083.
   24         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.